Last updated on: 04/01/2023
Welcome to Swegold.com’s privacy notice (“Privacy Notice”).
Swegold, the provider of the website www.swegold.com (hereinafter referred to as the “Website”), respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. This Privacy Notice will inform you as to how we look after your personal data when you visit our Website and how Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (i.e., the General Data Protection Regulation or the GDPR) protects you.
Please note that when you are accessing the Website without a user account, we do not collect or store or otherwise process personal data, including your IP address, unless you visit our Website to:
- submit an abuse reporting form;
- submit a copyright infringement takedown request;
- submit a copyright counter-notification pursuant to the Terms of Service at https://swegold.com/terms (hereinafter referred to as “Terms of Service”); or
- interact with us directly, as further described in this Privacy Notice.
Therefore, if you visit our Website for the sole purpose of browsing its content and do not create an account or submit any of the Forms described herein or contact us directly, you will not be providing us with personal data and we will not be processing your personal data.
This Privacy Notice, therefore, primarily provides information for those who do not have a user account but visit our Website to submit:
- an abuse reporting form pursuant to paragraph 3 of the Terms of Service;
- a copyright infringement takedown request pursuant to paragraph 6C of the Terms of Service; or
- copyright counter-notification pursuant to paragraph 6C of the Terms of Service (together and/or individually referred to as the “Forms”).
If you interact with us directly by post, phone, email, or otherwise, we also process your personal data for the sole purpose for which you have contacted us.
It is important that prior to submitting any of the Forms, you read this Privacy Notice. We maintain our Privacy Notice under regular review.
It is also important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your interactions with us.
1. Important information and who we are
We have appointed a data protection officer (“DPO”). If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice or our data protection practices, please contact the DPO.
Our full details are:
- Email address: [email protected]
2. The data we collect about you
Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).
We will collect, use, store, and transfer different kinds of personal data about you as follows:
- Identity data, namely your name, surname, and signature.
- Contact data, namely your email address, postal address, postal code, and telephone number.
- Other personal data that you voluntarily provide in the Forms, such as an IP address.
We collect this personal data only when you submit the Forms pursuant to the Terms of Service in the format provided for in the Terms of Service or when you directly interact with us through our Website or by post, phone, email, or otherwise. We do not accept that we are a joint controller of personal data of any third parties (other than you) available or contained in any forms submitted by you (“Third Party Personal Data”), and disclaim any and all liability in connection with the Third Party Personal Data.
How Swegold.com Processes Your Personal Data
At Swegold.com, your personal data is processed only for specific purposes that we share transparently with you. Here are some of the scenarios where we may process your personal data:
Abuse Report Processing
Copyright Infringement Takedown Request
Copyright Counter-notification Processing
Direct Contact Management
3. Abuse Report Processing
We may process your personal data in the following instances related to abuse report submission as per paragraph 3 of the Terms of Service:
We may process your personal data to fulfill our legal obligations, particularly our commitment to removing inappropriate content or safeguarding individuals against harassment or abuse.
Swegold.com, being a reputable entertainment business, also processes your personal data to protect user experience by eliminating spamming material or adverts, protecting users from online harassment or abuse, and upholding intellectual property rights.
Note that the abuse report forms can be submitted anonymously, and in such instances, we will not process your personal data.
Copyright Infringement Takedown Requests and Counter-notifications
Though based outside the United States, Swegold.com respects the rights of copyright owners and voluntarily complies with laws like the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”).
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”)
The DMCA takedown process allows copyright holders to request removal of user-uploaded material infringing their copyright(s) from our website. The request is forwarded to the uploader, who is then given a chance to respond. This mechanism provides an initial step for the copyright holder and uploader to resolve any dispute relating to the copyrighted material at issue.
In compliance with the DMCA, we only accept takedown requests from content owners or authorized representatives. For more information about the requirements of a valid request, please visit DMCA FAQs.
Processing of Personal Data for Takedown Requests
We process your personal data based on our legitimate interests as an entertainment business that respects intellectual property rights and complies with the law. This processing enables us to review your takedown request or counter-notification and contact you about it, ensuring it aligns with your interests, rights, and freedoms.
Data Transfer for Takedown Requests
As prescribed under the DMCA, we share your name, contact information, and the contents of your takedown request or counter-notification with the appropriate addressee. By submitting a copyright infringement takedown request, you consent to your data being transmitted to the uploader of the disputed material.
When you contact us directly through Swegold.com or by other means, we process your personal data based on:
We aim to improve the user experience, satisfactorily resolve any complaints, and respond to requests for additional information. Additionally, if we identify your communications as abusive, amounting to harassment, or otherwise illegal, we may process your data and pass it onto relevant governmental authorities.
We may be legally compelled to share your personal data from direct communications with responsible governmental authorities.
We always strive to maintain a balance between our processing of your personal data and your interests, rights, and freedoms.
4. Disclosure of Personal Data
a. Dealing with Copyright Infringement / Counter-notifications
For the specific task of reviewing and processing a copyright infringement claim or a counter-notification you might have filed per paragraph 6C of the Terms of Service, with your consent, we may need to share your personal data with the party making the copyright claim. The personal data disclosed may include your name, your contact information, and the contents of your claim/counter-notification.
Our commitment is to transmit such personal data solely to the claiming party, with the intent of adhering to the steps laid out under the DMCA to protect our legitimate interests as an entertainment platform that respects intellectual property rights. Note, however, that we cannot control the usage of your personal data by the recipient and thus, cannot accept responsibility for any potential breaches.
b. Abuse Reports
If you file an abuse report, we might be obligated by law to share your personal data with the relevant law enforcement agencies.
c. Direct Contact
We ensure that your personal data will not be shared with any third party during your direct interaction with us, unless it’s mandated by law or if your communication with us is determined to be abusive, harassing, or otherwise unlawful under applicable laws.
5. Data Retention
Your personal data will only be retained for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes stated in Clause 3 above. The duration of this retention period may be affected by legal, regulatory, or reporting requirements, as well as any complaints or legal disputes. For further information on our data retention periods, feel free to contact us.
We have implemented appropriate security measures, such as encryption and firewalls, to prevent unauthorized access, alteration, or disclosure of your personal data. Furthermore, access to your personal data is limited to those employees and third parties who need it to process it and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
7. International Transfers
At times, your personal data may be transferred, stored, and processed outside the European Economic Area (EEA), such as when dealing with copyright infringement claims/counter-notifications from outside the EEA. In these cases, we ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place for an adequate level of data protection. For more information about these measures, feel free to contact us.
8. Your Legal Rights and Complaints
You have rights under data protection laws (including GDPR) in relation to your personal data. . If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at:
- Email address: [email protected]
10. Contact Details
For more information on how we process your personal data, please contact us at: